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It is no surprise that obstetricians have a significant higher likelihood of being sued for medical malpractice as compared to most other medical specialties.  By the age of 65, it is estimated that 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% in high-risk specialties will have experienced a lawsuit. OB/GYNS are among the most likely to be sued among all physicians. Many of these medical malpractice claims focus on allegations of failure to diagnose, delay in timely intervention, failure to rescue and procedure injuries.  Keeping pace with obstetrics patient safety science and risk mitigation strategies is challenging yet essential for promoting the best clinical outcomes.

In the latest Healthcare Risk Management Update, Mike Midgley hosts Larry Veltman, M.D. and Victor Klein, M.D., as they discuss:

  • The concept of "Getting to Havarti" as a metaphor for perinatal safety
  • High reliability organizations and how the principles apply to perinatal care
  • Areas in the practice of obstetrics carrying the most liability

 

                                        

The webinar has been approved by ASHRM for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) Credit towards the requirements of the ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM renewal. CEs are awarded after the successful completion of an online evaluation form (link provided after the webinar). Attendees must provide their name and email address for CE certificates.

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HRMU #14: Obstetrics Risk Management - High Reliability & High Stakes

It is no surprise that obstetricians have a significant higher likelihood of being sued for medical malpractice as compared to most other medical specialties. By the age of 65, it is estimated that 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% in high-risk specialties will have experienced a lawsuit. OB/GYNS are among the most likely to be sued among all physicians. Many of these medical malpractice claims focus on allegations of failure to diagnose, delay in timely intervention, failure to rescue and procedure injuries. Keeping pace with obstetrics patient safety science and risk mitigation strategies is challenging yet essential for promoting the best clinical outcomes.

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